Cyperus parishii

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Cyperus parishii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus
Species: C. parishii
Binomial name
Cyperus parishii

Cyperus congestus var. parishii (Britton) Kük. in H.G.A.Engler

Cyperus parishii is a species of sedge known by the common name Parish's flatsedge. It is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It grows in desert, mountain, and coastal habitat in Sonora, southwestern New Mexico, Arizona, southern Nevada and southern California.[1][2][3][4] It is an annual sedge forming small clumps up to about 25 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is a spherical cluster of up to 30 reddish spikelets with a few long, leaflike bracts at the base.[5]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of North America, Vol. 23 Page 170, Cyperus parishii Britton ex Parish, Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 3: 52, plate 3. 1904.
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map
  4. ^ Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1997). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 5: 1-98. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F..
  5. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment

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